HCPLC organizes “Big Hands, Little Hands: Ladybug Garden Pot” take-out arts and crafts projects that families can make together. (Photo courtesy of the Hillsborough County Public Library Co-op official website.) By Faith Miller For the month of May, the Hillsborough County Public Library Co-operative (HCPLC) continues its series of online
Since ancient times, the Japanese have had a tradition of creating gardens that capture the natural landscape. They combine the basic elements of plants, water and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a spiritual haven, which in times of war and conflict was the only place they found peace.
WavebreakmediaGetty Images Watering is essential for cultivating a healthy garden, but when is the best summer month to start watering outdoor plants and flowers on a regular basis? According to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), you should start watering more frequently from early May. While it’s important to give them
Do-it-yourself garden projects and crafts: 60 planters, birdhouses, lotion bars, garlands and more! »By Debbie Wolfe, Skyhorse, 2019, 240 pages Venture outside and create a project to brighten up your garden or backyard! Debbie Wolfe’s “DIY Garden Project and Crafts” is all you need for a fun afternoon. Many activities
Whether you’re desperately trying to keep your plants alive, wanting to try your hand at creating a salad garden, or you’ve never grown anything before, living small can hamper your green dreams. Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food, but it can be difficult to accomplish when
A garden full of activities – earthworms in the ground, flying creatures visiting flowers that attract bees – is a healthy garden. Just like with bees, if you want to attract butterflies, there are certain flowers that are sure to have them fluttering around your flower beds. This list of
Kseniya SharapovaGetty Images Keep your dogs sin the garden by choosing plants that are non-toxic for pets. Nice to see and not threatening to dogs, some of the plants sure to have on your radar this summer include sunflowers, camellias, and snapdragons. “When purchasing plants, be sure to consider whether